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General Highway Map Caldwell County, Texas

Description: Highway map of Caldwell County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, streams, cities, towns, outlying buildings (including schools, churches, and post offices), roads, highways (giving mileage between points), bridges, railroads, cemeteries, and oil fields. Map includes ten inset maps - Uhland, Lytton Springs, Dale, McMahan, Stairtown, Reedville, Martindale, Maxwell, Fentress, and Prairie Lea - a key to counties diagram, and an extensive legend in the lower-left corner, indicating geographical and human-made features. A hand-drawn line , with a corresponding note, has been made to the map in pencil to mark the approximate route of the Old San Antonio Road. Scale [ca. 1:126,720] (2 miles to the inch).
Date: 1967
Creator: Texas. Highway Department.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Caldwell Co.

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Caldwell County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, roads, the old San Antonio Road, and railroads. Handwritten notes have been made on the published map in pencil and red ink. Scale [ca. 1:177,778] (4000 varas to 3/4 of an inch).
Date: 1896
Creator: Texas. General Land Office.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[San Marcos River]

Description: Photograph of San Marcos River near Fentress, Texas. There is various plant life growing on both sides of the river and there are large trees located in the background.
Date: unknown
Creator: Streng, Evelyn Fiedler
Partner: Texas Lutheran University

Plow.

Description: Patent for a plow used in agriculture to level, scatter, and mix soil. Plow has adjustable settings.
Date: November 25, 1913
Creator: Fielder, William F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow

Description: Patent for a new plow design that is adapted for plowing inclinations, including illustrations.
Date: April 14, 1914
Creator: Salge, Henry F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Baptistry Painting for Luling, Texas]

Description: Black and white photograph of baptistry painting done by Perry for the church in Luling, Texas. Scene depicts creek, different types of trees, large tree in foreground, hills, clouds. Painting is photographed outside against a brick wall with a sidewalk and window. Back of photograph reads in part, "Luling, Tex [Texas] in spring."
Date: unknown
Creator: Perry, Myrta Blanche
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Animal Trap.

Description: Patent for a new and improved animal trap. This design consists in "a platform having a rod or bar secured to its upper face, and having the ends of the choke-spring coiled thereon, pins or prongs extending from one edge of the platform for engagement with a side of a box, a box having one of its sides elevated, against which the pronged end of the platform abuts for engagement therewith, and having recesses in its opposite ends for the recession of a loop, which passes thence over the free end of the platform for binding the same to the box" (lines 3-14).
Date: June 12, 1888
Creator: Beach, Philemon Theodore
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Animal Trap.

Description: Patent for a new and improved animal trap. This design consists in "the combination of the wire frame having the parallel base-arms, the coiled-springs, the upwardly-extending arms, and the downwardly-extending loop, the loop or ring on the bend and engaged portions of said wire, and the trigger-wire having the frontwardly-projecting point engaging said ring" (lines 80-87).
Date: July 10, 1888
Creator: Beversdorf, Louis, Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Picker's Sack.

Description: Patent for improvements in a cotton-picker's sack, allowing for easy access to deposit and empty picked cotton while remaining nearly closed to hold and protect the cotton.
Date: October 16, 1888
Creator: Cliett, Taylor
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bale Tile.

Description: Patent for a new and improved bale-tie. This design "consists, principally, of a bale-tie jaw stamped from sheet metal and formed with an open hook at one end standing in front of a curved edge, with an opening at the other for attachment to the bale-hoop, said opening being shaped to permit the jaw to have a pivotal side motion upon the hoop. The invention also consists of the combination of two of such jaws applied to the bale-hoop to form a complete tie" (lines 7-16).
Date: January 11, 1887
Creator: Rylander, William P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Chopper and Cultivator.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton chopper and cultivator. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with a cotton cultivator and chopper, of the usual frame, a pair of guiding-handles pivoted thereto, a chopping-knife hinged to said frame, and links forming a loose connection between said blade and handles, whereby the blade is raised and lowered" (lines 26-31).
Date: February 1, 1887
Creator: Schaumleffel, John A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design consists in "the combination, with a draw-bar, a sliding box, a movable eccentric secured therein, a coupling-rod, and a pivoted locking-jaw, of a locking-plate secured to said box and adapted to lock the jaw against movement" (lines 84-89).
Date: March 8, 1887
Creator: Zedler, Fridrick
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Artificial Fruit, Foliage, and Flowers.

Description: Patent for a new and improved method of making artificial fruit. This design "consists in cutting out a piece of lace or netting of the desired shape, forming the lace or netting into a bag, stuffing the bag with cotton or wool . . . picking the cotton or wool up through the meshes of the lace or netting, cutting narrow strips of tissue-paper, and applying them in layers until a covering similar to pasteboard is formed, drying the article, painting the article, sinking the article in a bath of wax heated to a point beneath boiling . . . letting it drain off, and finally applying a paint finish" (lines 34-47).
Date: May 24, 1887
Creator: Eve, Emma H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rotary Brushing Machine.

Description: Patent for a new and improved rotary brushing-machine. This design consists "of the circular horizontally-rotating brush, the carrying-wheels having rubber tires, the castings in which the carrying-axle and the pivot of the brush are journaled, the handle or tongue rigidly connected to the casting below the axle, and the hounds connected with the main axle on each side of the casting" (lines 65-71).
Date: December 20, 1887
Creator: Hawkins, Robert B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Nut Lock.

Description: Patent for a new and improved nut lock. This design consists "[i]n a nut-lock, the combination, with a screw-threaded bolt and nut, of a pair of arms pivoted or hinged together, said arms having annular screw-threaded grooves formed therein adapted to register with the threads on the bolt, and means for locking the arms together" (lines 76-81).
Date: April 27, 1886
Creator: Clark, Fred
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ant Trap.

Description: Patent for a new and improved ant trap. This design consists "[i]n an ant-trap, the combination, with a trough formed with a top [that is] flanged . . . of a box connected thereto by a tube terminating in a disk . . . [and] of the connecting-tubes, box, and fence" (lines 62-68).
Date: November 24, 1885
Creator: Thompson, William Henderson
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Gin Feeder.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton-gin feeder. This design consists in "a rectangular inclined box, endless feeding belts having spiked slats, the revolving fan at the upper end of the inclined box, and screen at the opposite end and lower side of the box, through which the sand and dirt from the cotton may escape, the current of air from the revolving fan assisting in expelling the sand and dirt, the latter falling between the slats and down the inclined bottom of the box and out through the screen" (lines 73-83).
Date: June 22, 1886
Creator: Wiley, Jesse G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Lever-Powers.

Description: Patent for a lever-power which applies "the power and resistance to the lever, so that they will change positions with relation to the fulcrum as the power end of the lever descends" (para. 2). The relation of the lever with the fulcrum is flexible, and allows for increased leverage.
Date: September 23, 1879
Creator: Franklin, Mathew Calhoun
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Broom or Mop Holder.

Description: Patent for a wire folded so that it firmly clamps "broom-corn, corn-shucks, mops, and feathers, or other material for brushes" (lines 10-11).
Date: September 1, 1896
Creator: McIlhany, Joseph W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Disk Cultivator.

Description: Patent for an improvement on a previous patent granted to the inventor (no. 526,962)for a disk cultivator. The improvement is that "the disks are supported at any point on the under side of the disk-frame and in means whereby the disk-supporting frame may be elevated from the ground" (lines 16-19).
Date: November 3, 1896
Creator: Brock, Andrew L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Folding Ironing-Table.

Description: Patent for an ironing-table that can be folded compactly while not in use and prevents accidental collapsing. The two legs at the narrower end of the table are a solid piece of wood until halfway, at which point they separate into separate legs and a fastening device is attached with a hinge. A brace can be attached with the fastening device that both sets of table legs in place. Both sets of legs and the brace fold up for storage.
Date: November 24, 1896
Creator: Rylander, James B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Disk Cultivator.

Description: Patent for a disk cultivator that can be used without supporting wheels, and cuts stalks or tracks while cultivating. It is also adjustable in both height and width.
Date: October 2, 1894
Creator: Brock, Andrew L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow-Stock.

Description: Patent for a simply, durably, and efficiently constructed plow-stock that "will admit of changes being made in an expeditious and convenient manner to facilitate the grouping of the shares or plows to be carried by the stock" (lines 11-14).
Date: July 30, 1895
Creator: Abbott, Joseph W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hose or Pipe Coupling.

Description: Patent for a hose or pipe coupling meant to "provide a coupling of great simplicity of construction forming a tight and efficient connection by which the hose can be connected without turning it, without the screwing together of the sections and without a loose washer within one of the couplings which is readily lost and quickly gets out of order" (lines 12-19).
Date: April 16, 1895
Creator: Conley, Andrew J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department